Tourist surges, new airports and huge engineering projects are among the changes that could affect some of the world’s most alluring nations. Go now, says Emma Thomson
'Perhaps our penguins have watched The Penguins of Madagascar a bit too much'
Omura's whales are 12 metres long and have previously never been seen alive
Tests have confirmed 20 people died after contracting the disease on the island
Scientists warn the wrong kind of land is currently being protected as national parks and other types of national wildlife zones
Teams of searchers recovered human bones from the sands of Florida Panhandle woodlands on Saturday in a “boot hill” graveyard where juveniles who disappeared from a notorious Old South reform school more than a half-century ago are believed to have been secretly buried.
A new species of dinosaur whose translated name means “lonely small bandit” has been discovered in Madagascar.
'Memories are made when travelling, not when you're chained to a desk'
Six years ago their kind was feared extinct, but 18 newborn ducklings from the world's most endangered duck species – the Madagascar pochard – met the public for the first time yesterday.
Welcome to Hancock's half-minute (and other utter failures)
A cape created from golden silk spun by more than a million spiders is going on display this week.
From jazz waltzes and groovesome modal vamps to the devotional operatic mash-up of "Agnus Dei" and an incredible version of "The Creator Has A Masterplan" recorded in Madagascar in 1969, this survey of the neglected French composer/pianist Gilson hits you like a bolt from the blue.
A red seaweed found off the Pacific island of Fiji has been found to contain a powerful class of natural substances that can effectively destroy the malaria parasite, scientists said yesterday.
David Attenborough loves its exuberant wildlife, but this island in the Indian ocean has much more besides lemurs to offer, reveals Kate Eshelby
If Madagascar is the kingdom of the weird, then the aye-aye surely wears its crown. Just one glimpse of those bulging orange eyes, naked bats' ears and crooked witches' fingers explains why this creature is, for many islanders, the stuff of the heebie-jeebies.
If there is one thing that AIM market investors don't lack, it's options in the oil industry. The growth index boasts a variety of opportunities to put money in the black stuff. And this week, it will witness the debut of another, this one offering exposure to resources in the island nation of Madagascar.